Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact owners launch campaign for Android 10 update
Sony officially released its Android 10 roadmap a while ago, and the Xperia XZ1 phones, for some reason, were missing. Owners of the phones aren't taking that sitting, however, and are trying to get their voices heard over what they believe to be a great injustice.
Owners of the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact have taken to Change.org to air their grievances, in the form of a petition requesting Sony to provide Android 10 to the phones. The petition already has almost 1400 signatures, so it's getting some attention at least. How effective it will be, remains to be seen.
Sony snubbing the Xperia XZ1 phones is a curious case. The phones were released back in 2017, as one of the first devices to be run Android Oreo out of the box. That was a good thing back then, but is likely the reason why Sony isn't providing the phones with Android 10. They were released over two years ago, after all.
If the phones launched on Nougat like most others at the time, they would likely have received Oreo and Pie. But they ran Oreo at launch, and Sony may use their age as justification for the exclusion. That would, of course, be a load of nonsense. Providing two major OS updates is the industry standard for flagships, and using the phones' release date as a cop-out reeks of corporate anti-consumerism.